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Regulators around the world become more vocal regarding the potential risks associated with initial coin offerings

This e-bulletin highlight the key points in the announcement by the Chinese Regulators and the statement by the SFC, and sets out observations on the future of ICOs.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 27 September 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Will domestic challenges in Malaysia affect investment in UK real estate?

UK real estate has seen significant inward foreign investment since the financial crisis, with Malaysian investors at the forefront. However, some commentators are predicting an exodus of Malaysian capital from UK real estate in 2016. This Nabarro briefing examines the issues at play.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 05 February 2016 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Malaysia's aggressive approach to stamp duty assessment, and how to appeal

Malaysia is aiming to collect RM140bn in taxes for 2014, following its success in collecting RM129bn last year. Stamp duty accounts for approximately 5% of the collection target, and there is an increasing trend for aggressive stamp duty assessment notices to be issued, as Baker & McKenzie reports.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 10 October 2014 | Practice Area: Rights over land

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Easy as AEC - liberalising Southeast Asia's financial services sector

The long-planned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community, which is expected to be in place by the end of 2015, is aiming to substantially liberalise the ASEAN financial services sector. In this briefing, DLA Piper looks at the key characteristics and goals of the AEC.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 September 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

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Here to stay - the future of trust IPOs in Asia

Trust IPOs have earned themselves a solid place in the Asian financial marketplace. In this Q&A, Latham partners Sharon Lau and Cathy Yeung discuss the current state of the trust IPO markets in Asia, particularly Hong Kong and Singapore, and what businesses and investors can expect in the future.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 March 2014 | Practice Area: Property Finance

Time to prepare - goods and services tax to be introduced in Malaysia

The cloud over whether goods and services tax will be introduced in Malaysia was finally lifted on 25 October when the Prime Minister announced the Budget 2014. Buinesses will now have approximately 17 months to prepare for implementation - Baker & McKenzie looks at the key issues.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 14 November 2013 | Practice Area: Agency, Distribution and Franchising

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One to watch - an overview of Indonesia's M&A market

In the past five years, Indonesia’s GDP has grown more than 6% a year, catching the attention of multinationals looking for new places to invest during the slowdown in the West. In this report, Baker & McKenzie rounds up the biggest investment opportunities and challenges for foreign investors.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 08 November 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

Vertical agreements – a hot topic in Asian competition law

The treatment of vertical agreements by competition authorities is currently a hot topic across Asia, with the Malaysian competition authority also dealing with an RPM case recently and the Singaporean authority investigating potentially restrictive provisions in supply agreements.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 01 March 2013 | Practice Area: Non-EU Competition Law

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Corporate Russia goes global as South-East Asia beckons

Russian companies moving into Asian markets are often attracted first to China for its growth and size. But increasingly they are also finding investment opportunities in South East Asia are too good to be ignored, and making the move. Goltsblat BLP reviews the region's attractions and pitfalls.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 01 February 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Asian cyber wars – the new frontier

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and highlight the increasing need for cyber-liability insurance products across Asia to cushion the liability exposure of companies that process and retain personal data. Clyde & Co highlight potential liability, compliance issues and recent trends.

Law Firm: Clyde & Co | Published: 26 November 2012 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

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